I've heard from a number of fathers how they long for their kids to know the joys of an 80s childhood, free of technology and plenty of time outside with your friends. I've often longed for this as well...even as an adult! There is no mistaking that the world we live in has changed. Things have gotten soft and along with it, ourselves and the next generation are softer. But, there are some good things as well.
At the end of the day, we have more opportunity to be the fathers we want to be, not just the ones society pressures us to be. We each have an opportunity to be the greatest dads of any generation ever.